In this 54-minute episode, you'll learn:
- the emotional freedom, or "tapping", technique
- the two components of the mental game
- how to help players visualize success
- how important—and pervasive—a player's approach to the various phases of the game is
- what it means to have a good approach
- how to help players stay confident, including an easy-to-remember acronym
- whether anger is productive or counterproductive
- that every player has a "story", and what that means
- what to say to kids when encountering challenging situations
- what coaches should say in the midst of a demoralizing game
- whether coaches should say something positive or say nothing after a player's error
- one of the best ways to overcome team anxiety
- two easy ways for new players to build camaraderie early on
- how to handle the tricky task of naming a shy kid as team captain
- a simple way to encourage kids to be leaders
- whether pre-season parent meetings help
- the psychology of giving out game balls
- a little-known way to help your player's overall mental state
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